The First Congregational Church of Granby thanks everyone who contributed to the Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event that was scheduled for this past April. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement and eventual cancellation of this hands-on service project. Despite the alteration in plans, the community raised $3,200 for this cause, and that equates to over 9,000 shelf-stable meals for those who face acute hunger.
Rise Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization committed to the United Nations sustainability goal of ending world hunger by 2030. Each year it mobilizes more than 400,000 volunteers to help with this urgent and important work. In the future when groups can gather safely, the First Congregational Church of Granby will again assist Rise Against Hunger to connect local volunteers to the goal of alleviating hunger.
It is heartening to witness the generous and loving spirit present in this community with so many people willing to contribute both their time and money to help the world’s most vulnerable.
Ann Wilhelm, on behalf of the First Congregational Church of Granby